2026 World Cup Cities – USA, Canada and Mexico
2026 World Cup Venues in USA, Canada and Mexico
There 2026 World Cup is poised to make history. The upcoming edition will be the first to take place in three countries: USA, Mexico, and Canada. A total of 16 cities in this trio of nations will act as hosts, each offering a unique experience for soccer fans. Adding to the excitement are the spectacular state-of-the-art host stadiums that will elevate the fan experience and provide the setting for countless memorable moments.
Perfectly positioned between the ocean and the mountains, Vancouver boasts a mild climate and spectacular scenery, making it a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. You’ll also find plenty of great restaurants and shops, offering something for all visitors to this diverse city.
With an impressive hosting resume, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Games, BC Place is no stranger to major events. Originally opened in 1983, the stadium has since undergone major renovations that have included everything from seating upgrades to concessions to a retractable roof.
Toronto is booming and a fascinating destination for World Cup travelers. With countless attractions, passionate sports fans, and a thriving events scene, there is no shortage of things to see and do.
Located just west of Toronto’s downtown core, BMO Field has continued to make improvements over the years, including a $120 million renovation to bring the venue up to par with the prestigious European soccer stadiums. With a seating capacity that will be increased to 45,736 for the World Cup, you can count on a lively and electric crowd at the matches.
In addition to being the most populated city in North America, it’s also one of the oldest. With 500 years of history, Mexico City has a fascinating blend of old and new for visitors to discover.
The iconic Estadio Azteca has hosted some of the most memorable matches in Mexico’s football history including two men’s World Cup finals, the 1968 Summer Games, and the 1971 Women’s World Cup. It is the largest stadium in Mexico, with a seating capacity of 87,523.
Surrounded by mountains, Monterrey is full of opportunities for exploration including hiking, climbing, and caving. For the less adventurous, check out the city’s impressive Macroplaza, one of its wonderful museums, or stroll along the riverwalk.
Known as “The Steel Giant,” Estatdio BBVA opened in 2015 with a design that allows fans to feel as close to the action as possible. Fans in the northwest portion of the stadium are treated to views of the stunning Cerra de la Silla, a 5,970-foot mountain.
Guadalajara is often regarded as the cultural center of Mexico. The city knows how to celebrate, hosting numerous festivals throughout the year showcasing music (it’s the home of mariachi), art, film, and tequila.
With a seating capacity of just over 48,000, Estadio Akron is one of the largest stadiums in Mexico. It previously hosted the final of the 2010 Copa Libertadores as well as the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2011 Pan American Games.
The Big Apple has it all: world-class entertainment, Michelin-starred dining, endless shopping, and some of the most famous attractions in the world. Wherever your interests lie, there’s a long list of things to explore in New York City.
Located across the river from Manhattan, MetLife Stadium is one of the premier stadiums in the country. Its long hosting resume includes the Super Bowl, a multitude of soccer friendlies, outdoor ice hockey, college football, and numerous concerts including Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones.
This sport-loving city will make a great host city for the 2026 World Cup. Visitors can enjoy a thriving arts scene, diverse neighborhoods and entertainment districts, historic landmarks, family-friendly attractions, and tasty Tex-Mex cuisine.
AT&T Stadium is an architectural masterpiece, boasting a retractable dome, temperature control, and a massive HD screen. This state-of-the-art facility is an experience in itself. With a seating capacity for over 100,000 spectators, it appears the old adage rings true; everything is bigger in Texas!
It may not attract as much attention as some of the other World Cup host cities, though Kansas City has abundance of amenities to take advantage of. Explore craft breweries, sample the city’s beloved BBQ restaurants, groove to live jazz, check out the many green spaces, or visit the National WWI Museum.
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City can host upwards of 76,000 soccer fans for the 2026 World Cup. It may not be the largest host stadium for the event but it is literally the loudest. The venue holds the Guinness world record for “loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium.”
Houston is a big cosmopolitan city complemented by Texas’ famous southern hospitality. Highlights include its diverse restaurant scene, vibrant nightlife, and extensive selection of attractions including the museum district and the Space Center Houston.
NRG Stadium is part of a large sports and entertainment complex known as NRG Park. With a seating capacity of up to 80,000, as well as a retractable roof and state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, the match day experience at this venue will be top notch.
This vibrant city has a playful side that makes it fun to explore. Shoppers will delight in all the possibilities, including the upscale Buckhead neighborhood, and foodies will find themselves with plenty of options. Popular attractions in Atlanta include the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Center for Civil & Human Rights.
Touting itself as “the finest sports and entertainment facility in the world” and aiming to deliver “the ultimate fan experience,” Mercedes-Benz Stadium might just be as exciting as the matches themselves. Unique features include a pinwheel-style, eight-panel retractable roof, a glass wall that opens to allow for fresh air, and a circular 58-foot by 1100-foot LED scoreboard.
Los Angeles has more than its share of blue skies and sunshine and has plenty to see and do. Known around the world as an entertainment capital, the city will surely put on some memorable matches in the spectacular SoFi Stadium.
The extrarodinary SoFi Stadium opened in 2020 as one of the top stadiums in North America. Highlights of this revolutionary $5 billion indoor-outdoor venue include its translucent roof, open sides, and the massive 70,000-square-foot, two-sided ovular video board. The stadium is surrounded by an 8.5-million-square-foot entertainment complex, complete with shopping, restaurants, and other entertainment options.
Lincoln Financial Field
It was one of the first capitals of the USA and its historical significance is what draws thousands of travelers to Philadelphia every year. While you’ll find plenty of attractions, perhaps none are more recognizable than the Liberty Bell. Don’t forget to try one of Philly’s famous cheesesteaks when you’re there.
Though Lincoln Financial Field is home to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, it has hosted a number of significant soccer matches. In fact, the first event to take place at the stadium in 2003 was preseason friendly between Manchester United and Barcelona. It has also hosted matches for the Women’s World Cup, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and the Copa América Centenario.
Located in America’s Pacific Northwest, Seattle is a haven for nature lovers. If you’re not looking to take advantage of the wonderful hiking and kayaking, check out Pike Place Market, enjoy the unparalleled coffee scene, take a cruise around Puget Sound, or check out some live music.
Seattle’s Lumen Field will be one of eleven US venues at the 2026 World Cup. It has an expanded seating capacity for up to 72,000 spectators, many of whom will enjoy wonderful views of downtown Seattle.
The year 2026 will be a big one for the popular Bay Area in California. Not only will it host matches at the World Cup, it will also host the Super Bowl, and celebrate the city of San Francisco’s 250th birthday. There is an abundance of places to explore in the Bay Area including its spectacular natural landscapes and picturesque wine country.
Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is one America’s top outdoor sports and entertainment facilities. In addition to hosting matches at the 2026 World Cup, it is also the host venue for the 2026 Super Bowl. With great sightlines and an abundance of amenities, up to 75,000 soccer fans will enjoy this wonderful venue during each of its World Cup matches.
This historic city has a lively personality that makes it a fun place to explore. The city loves its sports and the World Cup makes a welcome addition to a busy sports calendar. For non-sports related activities, explore the city’s vibrant neighborhoods, meander through the public garden, tour the Freedom Trail, or sample as much as you can from their electric culinary scene.
The newly renovated Gillette Stadium offers great views from pretty much everywhere including the wide concourses. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of Gillette Stadium is the 218-foot signature lighthouse that provides panoramic views from its 360-degree observation deck.
Hard Rock Stadium
This oceanfront hotspot welcomes millions of visitors from around the globe each year and there’s little wonder why. Come for the World Cup but stay for the great weather, fantastic dining, unique architecture, and legendary nightlife.
Hard Rock Stadium has hosted its fair share of events including six Super Bowls and two World Series. An extensive $350-million renovation completed in 2016 focused on an improved fan experience and included the addition of party terraces, all new seats, a new roof, giant video boards and plenty of other upgrades that will make for a memorable World Cup experience.
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